The horsemanship clinic is designed to build and increase ranching skills to include riding, roping, and veterinarian care for veterans in the West Texas region. It will involve three weekends of training, that will be scheduled after the veteran cohort has been selected, and a capstone event that will take place the week before Memorial Day, 2020.
The events are designed around polishing your skills to herd cattle across a pasture, cut them from the herd, and vaccinate/brand the calves prior to being released in a pasture. This is a physically demanding activity that will take place outside primarily. There will be brief, focused activities during the capstone event designed to promote and improve the mental health of the veterans.
To apply, please fill out the attached questionnaire, and email it to email@example.com with proof of veteran status. There are no factors in the questionnaire that are disqualifying factors, they are to provide a background to the horsemanship clinic staff, medical provider, and mental health provider. WTCG Veteran Services' uses this information to ensure we can best meet each individual’s needs. Proof of status can be a DD-214, Statement of Disabilities, or VA ID Card from Dept of Veteran Affairs.
For more information, please contact the Veteran Service program director, Paul Keeton, at (325) 944-2561. To learn more about our services for veterans and military families, visit our webpage https://www.sanangelocounseling.org/veterans-services.